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    Vault of Horror #36 Gaines File pedigree 9/12 (EC, 1954). Johnny Craig's cover for this issue shows us a murderer, lead pipe in hand, watching his victim's body being consumed in a torrent of flame. Welcome to the weird and wild world of EC Comics, where the outrageous becomes commonplace. If there is a problem with EC's, it is that the shock value of the stories and the unbelievable quality of the art is so consistent it becomes difficult to choose favorites. This issue contains a classic opium-addict story by Bernie Krigstein, and additional stories by "Ghastly" Graham Ingels and Jack Davis. Condition and eye-appeal on this beauty are amazing. CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet 2001 NM 9.4 value = $285.

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    March, 2002
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